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Top 13 highest grossing faith films

Faith-based films are all the rage in Hollywood these days.

From the biblical epic "Son of God" to the inspirational tale of "God's Not Dead," films with a faith theme are bringing in big stars and big bucks.

Here's a look at the top 13 highest grossing faith-based films from highest to lowest.

  • 1. 'The Passion of the Christ:' $611,899,420

    'The Passion of the Christ:' $611,899,420

    AP

    The 2004 biblical epic was directed by Mel Gibson and starred Jim Caviezel as Jesus Christ.

  • 2. 'Hacksaw Ridge:' $175,302,354

    'Hacksaw Ridge:' $175,302,354

    Summit Entertainment

    The Mel Gibson-directed film tells the story of an American pacifist combat medic who refused to carry or use any weapons. He became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

  • 3. 'Heaven is for Real:' $101,332,962

    'Heaven is for Real:' $101,332,962

    TriStar Pictures

    The 2015 film starring Greg Kinnear and Connor Corum earned an impressive amount at the box office considering the movie's budget was $12 million.

  • 4. 'The Shack:' $80,954,835

    'The Shack:' $80,954,835

    Summit Entertainment

    Based on the book with the same title, "The Shack" stars Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer.

  • 5. 'Miracles From Heaven:' $73,883,359

    'Miracles From Heaven:' $73,883,359

    Columbia Pictures

    The 2016 film starring Jennifer Garner is based on the true story about a young girl who had a near-death experience and was later cured of an incurable disease.

  • 6. 'Son of God:' $67,800,064

    'Son of God:' $67,800,064

    20th Century Fox

    Producer Mark Burnett brought the story of Jesus to life in "Son of God," an adaptation of the History Channel miniseries "The Bible."

  • 7. 'War Room:' $67,790,117

    'War Room:' $67,790,117

    TriStar Pictures

    The 2015 movie was released in a total of 1,945 theaters.

  • 8. 'God's Not Dead:' $62,630,732

    'God's Not Dead:' $62,630,732

    Pure Flix Entertainment

    The Pure Flix Entertainment film released a sequel featuring Sadie Robertson and Melissa Joan Hart in April of 2016.

  • 9. 'Soul Surfer:' $47,088,990

    'Soul Surfer:' $47,088,990

    Tristar Pictures/FilmDistrict

    AnnaSophia Robb stars as Bethany Hamilton, the professional surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack. The film also features Dennis Quaid and country singer Carrie Underwood.

  • 10. 'The Nativity Story:' $46,432,264

    'The Nativity Story:' $46,432,264

    New Line Cinema

    The biblical epic stars Keisha Castle-Hughes and Shohreh Aghdashloo.

  • 11. 'Risen:' $46,069,568

    'Risen:' $46,069,568

    Sony

    Joseph Fiennes stars as the Roman military tribune Clavius on his journey to faith in the movie "Risen," released on February 19, 2016.

  • 12. 'Courageous:' $34,522,221

    'Courageous:' $34,522,221

    TriStar Pictures

    The independent film received mixed reviews but an A+ from filmgoers on CinemaScore.

  • 13. 'Fireproof:' $33,473,297

    'Fireproof:' $33,473,297

    Samuel Goldwyn Films/Affirm Films

    The Kirk Cameron-starring film received poor reviews from critics but still brought in the big bucks.

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